Short hops

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• After five pitchers came on in relief in Saturday's 5-2 win, Padres manager Bud Black said the entire bullpen was available Sunday except for righty Ross Ohlendorf. Coming on for starter Andrew Cashner, Ohlendorf threw 67 pitches in 4 1/3 innings and allowed just one run on the way to earning the win. Ohlendorf has started 64 games in his career, and Black said starting again could be in his near future, especially after Saturday's performance.

"He was prepared, and I think the way he threw [Saturday] is indicative of how he can pitch," Black said. "There's a chance moving forward you could see him start a game, maybe later this week."

• Outfielder Will Venable returned to the Padres' lineup Saturday and was in the leadoff spot again on Sunday. After missing the previous four games with a strained right oblique, Venable's body responded well, Black said.

"I think with Will, he was real honest with us this week about how his side felt and the training staff did a great job," Black said. "Will did a great job of handling this early on and progressing through the week as far as his activity, and I think it paid off for him. Knock on wood that he's over this and he's ready to go 100 percent again today."